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Carr Pond – West Greenwich

  • Carr Pond – Big River Management Area
  • Hopkins Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°37’51.32″N, 71°34’16.41″W
  • First Time Hiked: August 2, 2013
  • Last Time Hiked: October 10, 2020
  • Approximate distance hiked: 3.7 miles
  • Easy with slight elevation

Starting from a parking area on Hopkins Hill Road take the trail to the right into the woods. The path descends down toward the pond first passing an old rusty car, crossing another main trail, and then through an area of swamp before reaching the main loop trail. The path generally goes straight towards the pond. Do make note of where you made any turns so you can retrace your way back to the parking area. The main loop is a wide trail much like a cart path. When you reach the main loop trail follow it to the left. The loop, an old dirt road, is well traveled and quite wide. You will want to follow this around the pond. There are several paths and trails leading away from the pond to the left of the main trail. I would advise not to wander too far without a map or a GPS device on these trails. Big River has an immense network of unmarked trails. The paths leading to the right of the main trail lead to areas overlooking and along the shores of the pond. Some even lead to small beaches. (No swimming allowed here). The views of the pond at these trails are spectacular. After checking some of these trails continue along the main trail Towards the end of your loop you will come upon an old pump house and a raised pipeline. From here complete the loop and look for the trail where you came in from. Follow the trail(s) back uphill to the parking area.

Trail map can be found at: Carr Pond

Along The Ponds Edge

Along The Ponds Edge

On The Trail

On The Trail